Bengaluru’s best microbreweries

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Bengaluru’s rock-steady reputation and wide choice of chic watering holes makes it the place to indulge in a spirited session of pub-hopping in what’s the original beer town of India. Many microbreweries have sprung up in the past few years, producing quality ales. All serve food too.

The trendiest nightclubs will typically charge a certain amount of cover per couple, but it’s often redeemable against drinks or food.

Arbor Brewing Company

This classic brewpub was one of the first microbreweries to get the craft beer barrel rolling in Bengaluru. Choose from stout, porter, IPA, Belgian beers, spiced, sour and fruit beers.

Toit Brewpub

A brick-walled gastropub split over three levels where lively punters sample its quality beers brewed on-site, including two seasonals and a wheat beer on tap. Sample six beers for ₹220.

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Vapour

Multilevel complex divided into several bars and restaurants, though its highlight is the rooftop with big screen to enjoy its six microbrews, including a rice beer and guest ale.

Prost

Prost has eclectic industrial decor, a rooftop with several quality craft beers on tap and a tempting food menu. Things kick off on weekend evenings with DJs and dancing.

Brewsky

A very cool spot, with city views from its fi ne roof terrace, a mezzanine terrace and a funky restaurant with vintage decor. It brews six beers on-site including a golden ale, wheat beer and stout. Tasty ‘small bites’ and substantial sharing platters are good value.

Biere Club

Beer lovers rejoice as South India’s first microbrewery serves up handcrafted beers on tap, some of which are brewed on-site. There’s plenty on the menu (platters, burgers) to nibble on while you sup.

Barleyz

A suave rooftop beer garden with potted plants, artificial grass and tables with built-in BBQ grills. Offers free tastings of its six beers, as well as rotating seasonal brews. There’s also excellent wood-fired pizza, Indian snacks and Western food.